Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Mathematics and Sport Science

Mathematical Sciences

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich GC16 AAA 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time CG61 AAA 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

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Mathematics and Sport Science course overview

This Joint Honours course is divided equally into mathematical and sports science topics. It is run in collaboration with the internationally renowned School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

This course provides a solid foundation in the essential core areas of both Mathematics and Sport Science – a combination that reflects particular strengths of Loughborough and that is not available in many other institutions. The option choices allow for specialisation in a wide variety of directions, so that degrees may be tailored to the individual career choices of the graduate.

This Joint Honours course is divided equally into mathematical and sports science topics. It is run in collaboration with the internationally renowned School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Facilities

Modules


Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Mathematical Methods 1 & 2
  • Linear Algebra
  • Geometry and Groups
  • Computer Applications in Mathematics
  • Introductory Probability and Statistics
  • Teaching and Coaching
  • Biomechanics of Sport
  • Exercise Physiology (Introduction to Human and Exercise Physiology)
  • Fitness and Training (Acquiring Movement Skills)
  • Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Analysis 1 & 2
  • Probability Theory
  • Introduction to Applied Mathematics (Mathematical Methods 3)
  • Mechanics
  • Structural Kinesiology

Optional modules:

One optional module in a pure mathematics or statistics topic, and five optional modules from a range of topics in sport-related physiology, biomechanics, psychology and social science.

Final year

  • 12 modules chosen from a wide range of options in all areas of pure and applied mathematics and sports science.

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

For indicative information on modular weight, content and assessment type please see module specifications.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

Assessment

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, laboratory work, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.

For an indicative overview of the aims, learning outcomes and structure of this course please see the programme specification.


GC16 Mathematics and Sport Science - BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS

A-Level
AAA including Mathematics
IB
37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Mathematics
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A Level Mathematics at grade A, or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate D* plus AA in 2 A Levels to include Mathematics

CG61 Mathematics and Sport Science - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
AAA including Mathematics
IB
37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Mathematics
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: D*D plus A Level Mathematics at grade A, or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate D* plus AA in 2 A Levels to include Mathematics

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application.  If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduate destinations include: Vodafone, Macintyre Hudson, Ernst & Young, Sky Betting & Gaming, Socatots, Reckitt Benckiser, Royal Caribbean International, and Aviva.

Industrial placements

This course is available as either full-time or sandwich courses, with the sandwich course including an extra year spent on professional training in an industrial, commercial or research establishment.

The academic content of a full-time and a sandwich course is identical.

Satisfactory completion of the professional training in the sandwich course leads to the additional award of the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS).

A variety of industrial, commercial and research companies have received our students in recent years and good relations have been established between these companies and the Mathematical Sciences Department.

Examples include Advantica, Ernst & Young, IBM, Aston Martin Lagonda, ICI, Hitachi and GSK. We are able to assist you to obtain suitable placements but the final responsibility rests with you.

Study abroad

If you choose one of our sandwich courses, an alternative to professional training is a year spent studying at a university in another country through a student exchange scheme, leading to the award of the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS).

We currently have exchange agreements with universities in: Germany, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Australia, Canada, Japan and USA.

This course is available as either full-time or sandwich courses, with the sandwich course including an extra year spent on professional training in an industrial, commercial or research establishment.

The academic content of a full-time and a sandwich course is identical.

Satisfactory completion of the professional training in the sandwich course leads to the additional award of the Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS).

A variety of industrial, commercial and research companies have received our students in recent years and good relations have been established between these companies and the Mathematical Sciences Department.

Examples include Advantica, Ernst & Young, IBM, Aston Martin Lagonda, ICI, Hitachi and GSK. We are able to assist you to obtain suitable placements but the final responsibility rests with you.

Our students

George

Course

Mathematics

Department

Mathematical Sciences

Qualifications

MMath (Hons)

Year of Study

Final

Heena

Course

Mathematics

Department

Mathematical Sciences

Qualifications

MMath (Hons)

Year of Study

Final

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: GC16

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: CG61